burka


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

burka

Also: burqa
a loose garment that covers the face and body

bur·ka

 (bo͝or′kə)
n.
Variant of burqa.

burka

(ˈbɜːkə) or

burkha

n
(Clothing & Fashion) variant spellings of burqa
[C19: from Arabic]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.burka - a loose garment (usually with veiled holes for the eyes) worn by Muslim women especially in India and Pakistanburka - a loose garment (usually with veiled holes for the eyes) worn by Muslim women especially in India and Pakistan; "the Taliban forced all women to wear the burqa"
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"
Translations
References in periodicals archive ?
Zachary Burka, 50, of Halifax, was pronounced dead on January 16 after his body was found at Camms Bridge in an area off North Cut cul-de-sac.
figure By AYUMBA AYODI Ethiopians Abrha Milaw and Gelete Burka on Sunday won the men and women's races to end Kenya's dominance at Paris Marathon.Milaw shattered Kenya's Paul Lonyangata's dream of a historic hat-trick when he pulled away with two kilometres to go to win in 2 hours, 07 minutes and 04 seconds.
Many feel that the burka or niqab creates a barrier to communication, security concerns and identification, and should not be forced on us.
IT IS wrong that Boris Johnson is having all this flak about the remarks he made about Muslim women wearing the burka. He's only saying what the majority of non-Muslim British people are saying.
WHILST Boris Johnson does not want the burka banned, I do.
WHAT furore over comments made by Boris Johnson about the wearing of a burka.
WHAT furore over the comments made by Boris Johnson about the wearing of a burka.
RICHARD HORROCKS, Hartlepool LABOUR'S Jess Phillips is incorrect to brand Boris Johnson "a racist" in a tweet for his recent comments on the burka (The Gazette 09.08.18).
havin Bannon having He politician, advice should polit advic sho MORE than half of voters say Boris Johnson should not face disciplinary action for his burka comments.
Of all the topics you could have written about as MP for Uxbridge, you settled on the burka - worn by around 0.01 per cent of UK Muslims and 0.001 per cent of the public.
THE burka is a head covering worn by some Muslim women that covers the full body and face, with a mesh screen that covers the eyes.
A MOTORBIKE rider complained he had to take off his helmet at a garage while a woman in a burka filled up her car beside him.